2009 Dodge Durango vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2009 Dodge Durango is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Lancia Beta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Lancia Beta would be higher. At 5,652 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Durango is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Durango (345 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 230 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Durango should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Dodge Durango weights approximately 631 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Dodge Durango is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Lancia Beta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Durango will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Dodge Durango (515 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 339 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Dodge Durango will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Durango 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Dodge Lancia
Model Durango Beta
Year Released 2009 1975
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5652 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 345 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 515 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1691 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 5140 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1880 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 102 L 51 L


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